Afghan Cycles - Thursday 5 December - 6:30pm - $10 Green Bikes Fundraiser Screening
*** New Zealand Premiere & Fundraiser Screening ***
Following a new generation of young Afghan women cyclists, Afghan Cycles uses the bicycle to tell a story of women's rights - human rights - and the struggles faced by Afghan women on a daily basis, from discrimination to abuse, to the oppressive silencing of their voices in all aspects of contemporary society.
These women ride despite cultural barriers, despite infrastructure, and despite death threats, embracing the power and freedom that comes with the sport.
Huge thanks to Simone Summer for suggesting this film!
2019 | DIR Sarah Menzies| Exempt | 1hr 30 mins
Continue reading below for information about how you can be a part of this fundraiser screening.
Instructions for online reservations or purchasing:
First choose a SEAT ROW AND TYPE, then change the QUANTITY and click BUY NOW to complete your order. If any seating rows or options are running low you will see a number remaining, or sold out, message. If you quantity exceeds the number remaining then you will need to choose another seat row and type.
You will be asked to enter your details and payment method if you choose to pay online. We do not charge you a convenience fee for online payments, as in reality it is our convenience if you pay that way, so we're happy to cover the fees for you!
Remember if you pay in the cinema then it is CASH only. Reserved seats will be released at 6:25pm to cash cycle or walk in customers,or earlier if you let us know.
Your tickets will be confirmed by email - please call (06) 2813474 if this fails to come through within a few minutes or if you would like help with the process.
About the screening and fundraiser
We're delighted to be able to bring a Thoughtful Thursday Whanganui audience together to see this important and award winning documentary. Plus we're even more delighted to offer all of the ticket income as a donation to Whanganui's fabulous Green Bikes/Pahikara Matomato, who help remove the barriers to cycling that some people in our community still encounter. See https://sustainablewhanganui.org.nz/green-bikes/ for more about Green Bikes and what they do.
Why are we screening this film
Classification in New Zealand
Whilst Afghan Cycles (2018) is not officially classified under the NZ Films, Videos, and Publications Act 1993, we are able to screen it under the EXEMPTION clause of Section 8 Part G of the same act as a factual documentary that would not otherwise warrant a Restricted classification. If you require more information about the suitable of the film for younger viewers then please call Confluence on 06 2813474.